Global patent index - EP 1077877 A1

EP 1077877 A1 2001-02-28 - FOOD OR BEVERAGES CONTAINER BODY AND FORMING METHOD

Title (en)

FOOD OR BEVERAGES CONTAINER BODY AND FORMING METHOD

Title (de)

LEBENSMITTEL- BZW. GETRÄNKEDOSENKÖRPER SOWIE DESSEN HERSTELLUNGSVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

CORPS DE RECIPIENT A ALIMENTS OU A BOISSON ET PROCEDE DE FORMAGE ASSOCIE

Publication

EP 1077877 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99922345 A

Priority

  • GB 9901572 W
  • GB 9810952 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9961326A1] A container body (10) for food or beverages has a peripheral wall (12), a top opening (14), and a re-entrant shaped base member (16). The base member (16) defines external cavity (20) which extends within the peripheral wall (12). The container body (10) is made from a sheet of metal by appropriate drawing, redrawing, wall lining and rolling processes such that it has a unitary construction. The container body (10) has the same external dimensions as conventional beverage or food cans so that it can be filled and processed on conventional filling lines. The provision of a container body (10) of unitary construction reduces the number of operations in the manufacturing process whereby the cost of manufacture of the container is reduced. The external cavity within the container can be used to enable a self-heating or self-cooling container to be produced.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65D 1/16; B21D 51/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B21D 51/26 (2006.01); B65D 1/16 (2006.01); B65D 21/02 (2006.01); B65D 81/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 21/0237 (2013.01); B21D 51/26 (2013.01); B65D 1/165 (2013.01); B65D 81/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9961326A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9961326 A1 19991202; AU 3944799 A 19991213; EP 1077877 A1 20010228; GB 9810952 D0 19980722

INPADOC legal status

2004-06-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20031202

2001-05-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010321

2001-04-18 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: THERMOTIC DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

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2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001206

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE